"Swimmin' Women", Lot of Whimsy

While on the junkin' road I became the owner of a little whimsy! My friend and me stumbled across this cutie pie and I just could not resist her charm! May I introduce you to:  (drumrooooollllll please)

Miss Lottie!
Miss Lottie is the creation of Jane Hankins. Ms. Hankins draws inspiration from her own colorful family and friends. Her sculpture is whimsical and intended to draw a smile from all who view it! Miss Lottie is one of a series of five women and their margarita-drinking friend "Max."  This "floating down the river" series is a scene from Ms. Hankins real life.

Now for the rest of the story...

"Miss Lotisha Langston Larrimore was born on a plantation just outside Alligator, Mississippi, and after graduation from finishing school became a Virginia girl's-school girl.  It was while there that she made her debut at the Alligator Cotillion." (imagine the long, white, flowing, satin dresses and the beautiful white magnolias adorning the ballroom...)  "Her parents were determined to make it into the preeminent debut ball in the world!"

Allow let me to interject a little history here...in the southern United States debutantes are also referred to as 'Southern belles.'  A ball signals to the world that a young lady has reached the age of maturity and as a new adult is introduced into society. In other words she is now eligible to marry!!

But back to the story...remember Miss Lottie (picture a much, much, much younger version)

"It was there that she met (and became fast-and I do mean fast-friends with) Lolita La Rue, who was on the invitation list. Also, Myrtis and Byrtis,"  (what were those parents thinking when names were given out?!) "who had slipped in with the gate crashers." And I can't forget "Coco, who was also being presented."

Time moves on...

"Ageless, Lottie remains a beauty until this day. And, like Coco, she chooses a raft over her inner tube, so that all the fellers can be seen ogling her all but perfect body as she rafts down the river."

Cute, huh??!!  I must admit we had a few fellers ogling her as she sits gracefully on our porch! 

Ms. Hankins delights in making people happy and adding joy to their lives.  Now through Carnevale's reproductions of her work, there will be many more smiles around! It is my wish that I brought a smile to your face with this story and added a little whimsy to your day!

Hopefully, my friend and me will encounter Miss Lottie's friends! And, oh yeah, don't be surprised to see Miss Lottie down the junkin' road!

Have a Blessed Day!! And see ya down the junkin' road!!



Jim said...

Ok, she's cute! Maybe we can meet her this weekend.

dicienan said...

Jan, this has to be the best one yet, and to hear (read) it from you makes it all the better! I love your blog, keep on going. For all of us who can't always get out and go "down the junkin' road!"

The Auction Queen said...

I love her!!! Whatcha been up to??? Hope to see you soon.....

CHERI said...

I think I want to be like Miss Lottie when I grow up:) I have a feeling she enjoys life to its fullest!

very merry vintage style said...

what a cute piece of art! thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

Nancy's Notes said...

Now, that is just adorable, I love it! I have to say, it's the cutest thing to see!

I'm so happy I found your blog today, it's great!


~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
I just love her she is Adorable sweet lady. I hope you will come back soon, to see may new Tablescape Im putting on today~~~ Thanks so much for becoming my newest follower on my Blog. Also have a Great Week with your lovely family.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Well she is adorable. hugs ~lynne~

Pat said...

She's a cutie and this is a cute post.

Amanda said...

What a fun find and the story makes her all the more fun! Thank you for stopping by to say hi and introduce yourself! I have so enjoyed my visit here with you! Have a wonderful week!
Best Wishes and Blessings,